In brief

Sorry Day

Anglicare Mt Druitt will be hosting a Sorry Day event at Tregear on Wednesday.

The day will commemorate and remember all those who have been hurt by the government policies of forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families.

The event will remind the Tregear community about the devastating impact the forcible removal policies had on families and communities.

Details: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Tregear Community Hall, Ellsworth Drive, Tregear, (behind Tregear shops).

Garbage grants

Blacktown and Penrith councils will receive more than $1.36 million in funding from the state government to improve waste and recycling performance as part of the $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More program. Londonderry MP Bart Bassett said Blacktown Council would receive $719,604 and Penrith $448,474.

"It is up to each council to identify the best way to use this funding to provide enhanced waste services," Mr Bassett said.

NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes said the funding for the $70 million four-year Better Waste and Recycling Fund designed by the Environment Protection Authority would support council-run waste and recycling projects.

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